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Art with a Downtown View

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Dec 29th, 2014

The Vantage Building ballroom sparkled and glowed with some of the region’s best art, as the Monroe Symphony Orchestra hosted Art With a Downtown View. The annual art extravaganza was held Nov. 21 and offered patrons the opportunity to not only view, but to buy art by local artists and sculptors.

During the event, patrons enjoyed fine food, signature drinks, and live music while taking in the sights provided by some of the region’s best artists. Crowd favorites Caroline Youngblood and Victoria Smith were just two of the presenters. Art With a Downtown View also gave art lovers the opportunity to visit, catch up with old friends, and most importantly, to appreciate the efforts of the region’s artistic community.

Art With a Downtown View also featured a live auction, with a trip to New Orleans, a Georges Rodrigue print, and a weekend at the Paragon Casino all on the block. Proceeds benefitted the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, which has been entertaining Monroe audiences with live orchestral concerts since 1971.